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The Integrity of the Place

Ramsey Martin

from The Bridge: Spring/Summer 2011 issue

Ramsey MartinRamsey Martin, professor emeritus of philosophy, came to W&L in 1968 as a graduate of the University of Virginia. He embarked on a teaching career of nearly 30 years, spending the last seven years as head of the department. Martin taught logic, the philosophy of language ethics, and speech and cognition, and he established the University's cognitive science program.

He found his time at W&L enjoyable and rewarding. To support the institution that means so much to him, Martin, along with his wife, Joan, established a planned gift of $100,000 that will create an endowment to support undergraduate education here.

"My decision to support W&L with a bequest was a simple one," says Martin, who resides outside of Charlottesville. "I'm extremely fond of the College. It has such good students, and the charm and integrity of the place are quite special."